Monthly Archives: July 2015

WRITING ………. A Work in Progress

Novels and short stories should grab you in the first few lines.  Hook you; intrigue you and keep you reading ……. wanting to know what happens next.  So, when I originally had the idea for this Word Game entry, I … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Things

I thought it was about time I caught up with things on here.  I haven’t really chatted to you for ages, dear readers. So ………. what have I been doing recently ? Hmmm …… well, as you know, I don’t … Continue reading

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Gladys

Gladys smoothed her apron over her ample, middle-aged hips and glanced around her immaculate kitchen, mentally ticking off her various tasks. The roast was all ready to pop into the oven and the timer was set. She just had to … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You want

If, you have been following my blog for a while ………………… …..( oh, heavens, well done you, you need a medal and a bottle of headache pills !!) ………………………you will probably be aware that I lived in Guisborough in the … Continue reading

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FANTASY

I remember that, a few years ago, there were  pictures in the media of a handcuffed George Clooney, following his arrest at a demo.  This apparently, fuelled many a quivering females sexual fantasy. Something along the lines of, ” Have … Continue reading

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Mangoes and Peaches

The fireflies danced in the jar as she walked carefully through the waist-high grass and she winced as the coarse string, tied tightly round the lid, to form a handle, cut into her plump little hand. The old pickle jar … Continue reading

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Slow-dancing

The music begins. He appears, in the guise of stranger, the illusion of innocence. A glance; hearts skip a beat and then; an outstretched hand. Into the throng, the centre of the dimly-lit floor. Swallowed up among the colourful revellers, … Continue reading

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The Life and Soul of the Party

Karen was the life and soul of the party. The golden girl, the one that arrived first and was the last to leave. She always had a song in her heart and a smile on her face. I counted myself … Continue reading

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A New World

A wave of excitement swept through the ship and everyone was suddenly caught up in a euphoric feeling of optimism. It even reached Elani, as she toiled in the greenhouses, way down in the depths of the vessel. Oyam had … Continue reading

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Scrubbed Doorsteps and The Smell of Carbolic

I can see them now, the narrow rows of terraced houses. One row backed onto another. The tiny, single fronted, two up, two down cottages in grey, grimy streets. One street looked identical to the next, the white net curtains … Continue reading

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